Recently President Obama made some remarks at the close of the two-day nuclear security summit in Washington, D.C. News is going around around about this "little noticed statement":
William Teach notes these quotes:
Obama was responding to a question Tuesday about how the summit would play into peace-making efforts in the Middle East when he addressed the downsides of -- by virtue of America's world stature -- being obligated to intervene in international conflicts.
"It is a vital national security interest of the United States to reduce these conflicts because whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower, and when conflicts break out, one way or another we get pulled into them," Obama said. "And that ends up costing us significantly in terms of both blood and treasure."
While many bloggers and news outlets are focusing on the primary statement "because whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower", I think his overall belief system is more telling.
Let me walk you through it.
Hardly any of the major news media outlets recognized and published these statements for what they were. Why would they. They too believe that America is bad. It is bad for being a superpower and for just ... being America.
Fox news did pick it his statements but only stated this:
The remark got little attention in mainstream coverage of the summit, but was picked up on several conservative blogs, which panned the president for suggesting Americans had grown weary of superpower status.
I don't think the president suggested any such thing. Look again at the last half of his first sentence and then the second sentence....
"...when conflicts break out, one way or another we get pulled into them," Obama said. "And that ends up costing us significantly in terms of both blood and treasure."
To me, this is the meat of his statements. This is the meat and definition of Obama's belief system.
Imagine yourself for a moment. You have never been taught the history of America. You have never been taught the sacrifice of Americans over the ages for freedom and the ideals of freedom. If you had, you were taught that these sacrifices were just America's spread of evil.
Imagine that you have not been taught about the enemies of America or why they are our enemies. You were never taught that it is our enduring notion of equality and freedom for all that drives people and nations to hate us.
You were never taught, or believed, that in order for our country to survive while surrounded by this evil, we had to do certain things we were loath to do.
You were not taught the deep meaning of friendship or the dedication of alliances. You do not believe or understand the drive some might have to spread the ideology of freedom and the demands that drive some to fight to maintain freedom.
Now, you are Obama (are you done screaming?). How would he react, knowing what he knows, to the idea that America is a supoerpower? He thinks we are evil. He thinks our existence is one bent on conquest.
He thinks that the defense of liberty and freedom is just... JUST... an expenditure.
His statement that we are "pulled in" to wars is a bit simplistic. While we were "pulled in" to WW2, we were not an idle innocent party prior to that. We supported those who wanted freedom from tyranny and conducted actions against those spreading tyranny, murder and evil. I know, some believe that we did things that helped pull ourselves into the war.
Also, many of the conflicts we have been involved in were because we put our nose in it. We strive from East to West to protect and expand the idea of freedom.
What is the idea of freedom worth? What would you give to be out from under the tyrannical spiked-thumb of a dictator? What would you HOPE another country would give to free you and your people? Would you be willing to give your life in that battle if you knew your family and your country would be free?
But to Obama and his ilk, the Socialists, the liberals, the ELITES, know none of this. They see the fight for freedom as an act of oppression of others in the worst, something to just do in the mildest, or a job for an accountant in the least.
You can understand a man by the words he uses.
And you know by his actions that Pres Obama doesn't like that we are a military superpower. His actions during his Nuclear Summit highlights how he feels about our position. His decisions to limit our military actions and responses shows how he views the non-need to defend freedom.
He views our country, and the overall desire to spread and fight for freedom, the way a detached and uncaring Socialist would. He has no emotional attachment to America and the ideals it represents.
While I did not like voting for the man, or many of his Congressional decisions, I applaud Sen John McCain for fully grasping what Obama stated. I just wish he was this defensive and vocal during his campaign.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., slammed the leader of the free world Thursday, calling the remark a "direct contradiction to everything America believes in."
"That's one of the more incredible statements I've ever heard a president of the United States make in modern times," McCain, a Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war, told Fox News. "We are the dominant superpower, and we're the greatest force for good in the history of this country, and I thank God every day that we are a dominant superpower."
McCain seems to understand the real purpose of this country. Over half of this country does not. Do you?
As further evidence of his lack of knowledge (or just sheer stupidity), I point you to this.
President Barack Obama urged lawmakers Friday to give the District of Columbia a voting member of Congress.
A bill to give the city just that is expected to be brought for a vote in the House next week. Many advocates for D.C. voting rights believe this year could be their last opportunity in a long time if Democrats lose their majority in Congress in the fall.
Obama made the push in a statement in honor of Emancipation Day, a D.C. holiday commemorating President Abraham Lincoln's freeing of the slaves in Washington, nine months before the Emancipation Proclamation. D.C. leaders have used the holiday as an occasion to push for full voting rights for the city.
"Americans from all walks of life are gathering in Washington today to remind members of Congress that although D.C. residents pay federal taxes and serve honorably in our armed services, they do not have a vote in Congress or full autonomy over local issues. And so I urge Congress to finally pass legislation that provides DC residents with voting representation and to take steps to improve the Home Rule Charter," Obama said.
Yes, because D.C. is slave province. And those forced to live there are given fewer rights by the tyrannical government. Wait, what?